Aloeides pringlei

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Pringle's copper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aloeides
Species: A. pringlei
Binomial name
Aloeides pringlei
Tite & Dickson, 1976

Aloeides pringlei, the Pringle's copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is only found in a few localities in grassland of the Eastern Cape near the Great Winterberg.

The wingspan is 30–34 mm for males and 32–36 mm females. Adults are on wing from November to December. There is one generation per year.[2]


  1. ^ Gimenez Dixon, M. (1996). "Aloeides pringlei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T891A13089568. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T891A13089568.en. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.